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#22 of 31 Coca Cola???
Feb 19, 2000 (7:06 am)
That stuff is ACID, and will eat your cylinder walls beyond repair. If you're gonna try anything, use WD-40 or a good penetrating oil. Anyway, if it were me, I'd just rebuild the engine for the pure fun of it.
Feb 19, 2000 (9:22 pm)
Marvel Mystery oil is a good solvent for rusty cylinders, but really, if the engine is frozen, you can imagine what the walls of the cylinder look like, and I don't know how they would be able to seal the piston rings.
Feb 19, 2000 (9:54 pm)
I think that, at a minimum, those cylinders will need to be honed, and may even need an overbore.
Feb 20, 2000 (12:15 am)
I'd expect the worst.
#26 of 31 old Mercedes parts
Jun 09, 2000 (11:09 pm)
I'm restoring a 1964 Mercedes 220 SEb. would appreciate the names of few shops I can get parts from.
Jun 10, 2000 (6:09 pm)
Check out Hemmings Motor News...good place to start. Also snoop around EBay Auctions in their new EBay Motors section. Use the search feature and look for parts. There should be lots of cheap used parts for these sedans, as they were plentiful and often end up as project cars that people don't finish.
#28 of 31 Need help identifying my engine
Sep 27, 2000 (1:02 am)
i have a 1968 Ford f-100. I have really nothing to go by except the VIN # to identify this trucks engine. All of the decals are long gone and worn away as well as the engine specs on the engine itself. This truck has been abused to give an example it has a Holley carb in it that is too big so the former owner stuck a stick in the rear port. I need help so i can start on this project. Is there any features i should look for? Also where would i find a wire diagram for this engine and chasis? thanks again!
#30 of 31 Chrome...
Oct 09, 2000 (12:40 am)
If you have some rare parts (no longer in production) that are undamaged, except for the chrome finish being too oxidized, would it be prudent to go ahead and rechrome?
I went to the library and have found out that it takes about six steps to rechrome after you have taken the parts off the car and delivered to the plating place....any thoughts gladly accepted....!
Oct 09, 2000 (3:23 am)
I think, Wil, that one has to be very careful about the plater one chooses...I've seen original chrome parts messed up by sloppy grinding and prep prior to replating, and of course one those grind marks are in there, the part will never look as good as the original.
So I'd recommend replating rare and original parts only if you've seen samples of the plater's work.
Also, keep in mind that many car shows are now opening up a category for original cars, so that they don't have to compete with "checkbook" restorations that finish the car better than it ever left the factory originally. So rechroming might not be necessary if the original chrome is at least presentable. You could still enter it in shows if that's your desire.